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Bologna: Olive Grove and Vineyard Tour with Product Tastings

1. Bologna: Olive Grove and Vineyard Tour with Product Tastings

Step into a modern project hinged around the recovery and regeneration of historic buildings, abandoned rural lands, and farmhouses, right in the heart of Bologna. Learn about the estate's olive oil and wine production, and taste a selection of their products, depending on the chosen tour option. Discover a unique site that stretches over 300 hectares of land, with 150 hectares of olive trees and 42 hectares of vineyards. Explore a wide array of products, including 5 types of extra virgin oil, wine, jams, juices, saffron pistils, Goji berries, and salts flavored with medicinal herbs. Taste some of their best products and stroll through the vegetable gardens, a vast orchard, and an original and rare crop of saffron, all in the company of a knowledgeable guide.

Bologna: E-Bike Guided Tour with Brunch or Aperitivo

2. Bologna: E-Bike Guided Tour with Brunch or Aperitivo

Get off the beaten track in Bologna and ride by e-bike. Discover the hidden jewels of the hills and gardens and learn their meaningful history. Visit local producers of traditional cheeses and have a tasting. Try different wines from the wineries and enjoy the option for lunch at a farmhouse. Take the option of a full or half-day tour and meet your guide at the bike rental shop in Casalecchio di Reno. Learn the basics of riding an e-bike, perfect for all fitness levels. Set off on your adventure and discover Bologna's natural beauty. Find the secret spots and beautiful views missed by many on the standard tourist track. Soar over the hills, marvel at the gardens, and work up an appetite for local wine and cheese. Stop and enjoy a domestic cheese tasting and pair it with some fine wine from a local vineyard.

Bologna: City Center Guided Wine Walking Tour

3. Bologna: City Center Guided Wine Walking Tour

Discover Bologna beyond its architecture and renowned food with a guided walking tour of the city, focusing on the city's lesser-known wine scene. Taste different varieties, learn from a true wine expert, and explore the city. Embark on a tour of some of the best wineries in the city center, guided by a real local wine expert. Learn about the Colli Bolognesi wine region as you explore. Move from an enoteca to an osteria, where you'll have the chance to taste real wines from the Colli Bolognesi area and the Emilia Romagna wine region. All the wines will be explained and all of your curiosity satisfied. Depending on the length of tour selected, enjoy 2 to 5 different wines produces in the region. If you choose the 3-hour tour, you will also enjoy some local food in the oldest tavern in town.

Bologna: Italian Red Wine and Food Tasting

4. Bologna: Italian Red Wine and Food Tasting

Are you a lover of Italian wines and want to relax during your free time in Bologna? This activity will allow you to experience the "tour of Italian wines". You will start from a welcome toast with some local bubbly white. Afterwards, you will start your journey through the most important wine regions of Italy with three great reds. This is the ideal activity for those who love to discover the great Italian red wines. A wine expert and a local host will always be available to satisfy your curiosity about the wines and the city. Your wine tasting will be perfectly paired and accompanied by a selection of typical products and dishes.

Bologna: Guided E-Bike Tour to Sasso Marconi with Aperitivo

5. Bologna: Guided E-Bike Tour to Sasso Marconi with Aperitivo

Cycle from the center of Bologna into the historic hills on a guided E-bike tour. Ride through the peaceful parks of the city and ascend into the villages of Mongardino Grotta and Sasso Marconi. See Parco Talon and experience the tastes of an Italian aperitivo. Make your way to the bike rental store and get ready for an adventure into Bologna and its picturesque surroundings. Cycle on your E-bike around the center of the city, admiring the architecture. Follow your guide into the beautiful, stretching parks and climb up into the hills. Take in stunning views as you pass through the little villages of Mongardino Grotta and Sasso Marconi. Ride through the serene Parco Talon, once owned by a marquis, before celebrating your tour and effort by indulging in an exquisite cheese and wine tasting experience.

Private Bologna Tour: Piazza Maggiore to Due Torri

6. Private Bologna Tour: Piazza Maggiore to Due Torri

Book this private 2 or 3 hour tour and the operator will contact you to learn about your interests and preferences. You’ll be matched with a like-minded local, who will become your guide. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Keeping in mind your personal answers, a customized itinerary will be designed just for you. If during the tour you feel like changing direction, or your guide believes you might enjoy something in particular, changes to the itinerary are certainly possible. Discover amazing spots in Bologna that would be difficult to find without the help of a knowledgeable local. The day will revolve around your wishes so enjoy your private tour and let your local guide show you a Bologna you will love.

Bologna: Private and Personalised Walking Tour

7. Bologna: Private and Personalised Walking Tour

This experience is essential to anyone who is serious about exploring the best of Bologna. With your savvy local host you can rediscover the original charm and lively character of this extremely vibrant city. You could start the day with a short and strong espresso in one of the bars under the “portici," just how the locals like it. Walk up one of the main streets and past one of the most important theatres to end up at the Montagnola Market. Explore the narrow streets of the Jewish ghetto, where you can admire the tiny windows typical of the houses in this part of the city and come out right under the two towers, which are the icons of Bologna. Stop for a quick pizza by the slice in one of the places which normally get busy with the students from the university, which is the oldest university in the world. Take the afternoon to breathe in the culture and discover the Santo Stefano area, where contemporary and ancient art meet. There are many hidden gems which the locals love and are difficult to find on a map. If the weather allows, treat yourself to a refreshing gelato. Pop in to some of the nicest independent antique shops to see unique items and discover curiosities, then join one of the many local favorite bars for aperitivo and sip a nice glass of Prosecco while you get recommendations for restaurants and maybe note down a couple of traditional recipes. Book this meet-up with a Bolognese and you will be contacted within 24-hours with questions about your preferences and interests. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Replicate the experience of spending time in a city with a friend who lives there as the best travel moments come from going beneath the surface of a destination and discovering it through local lens.  Based on the things that you would like to see and do, a personalized and bespoke itinerary will be built just for you. Please note that this will be outlined but flexible. During the exploration, if you feel like changing direction, or if your local host believes that you'd enjoy a sight or different experience, they will suggest and discuss with you changes to the itinerary. You will be able to arrange a meeting point and time with your host in the most convenient place for you.  Enjoy discovering amazing spots in Bologna that you don't know about and are difficult to find in any guidebook or on the internet as they are lesser-known to the crowd but loved by locals. Let your private local host show you the Bologna you will love.

Bologna Market Tour, Home Cooking Demo and Dinner

8. Bologna Market Tour, Home Cooking Demo and Dinner

Uncover the secrets of Italian family recipes on your travels, Your guide, or Cesarina will share their wisdom, which has been passed down in their families for generations. Go food shopping like a local with your host, enjoy the distinctive Italian local market and learn how to recognize the best produces from the land.  Come back to your Cesarina’s home, attend a private cooking demo where your host will share the secret of her family cookbook while finishing one of the dishes in front of you. Sit at an authentic Italian table and enjoy a 4-course seasonal menu including starter, pasta, main course with a side dish, and dessert accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people. 

Bologna: Hills and Vineyards E-Bike Tour and Wine Tasting

9. Bologna: Hills and Vineyards E-Bike Tour and Wine Tasting

The hills surrounding Bologna are a real treasure for wine lovers! We will leave from Bologna and, with an electric bicycle, we will go to Bologna's hills to admire the city from above. You will be accompanied by a professionel to visit a local wineyard for walking among the rows of grapes, smell the scent of grapes in september. Then you will be accompanied in a wineyard where you'll learn how wine is produced. At the end of tour you will taste a local wines such as Pignoletto and you will learn to taste wine.

Bologna: Verona & Valpolicella Day Trip with Winery Lunch

10. Bologna: Verona & Valpolicella Day Trip with Winery Lunch

Experience the magic of Verona on a day trip from Bologna. Follow you guide on a tour of this ancient city. Head to the verdant countryside in Valpolicella for a tour of a wine cellar. Excite your palate with a delectable lunch and a wine tasting experience.  Be picked up by your guide in Bologna. Sit back and relax on the drive to Verona. Let your guide show you around Verona. See the top sights and some hidden gems before heading to the vineyards of Valpolicella. Find out about the winemaking process as your guide takes you into a historic wine cellar. Savor three distinct local wines. Sample a rich, dry Amarone wine which one of the red wines that the region is known for. Have a light lunch before returning to Bologna.  

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We had called the number of the reservation for transport and were picked up and brought to the station for an additional cost, super arranged! You arrive at a luxurious and new palazzio with a great view. Not expected when booking the tasting. The tasting itself was also superb; good explanation, 3 different types of olive oil and later also food to taste the olive oil. Well thought out to convey the experience. You have to look carefully how you get to the tasting, it is quite remote. But once you're there it's awesome! Highly recommended!

This was excellent. It ended up being a private tour and we saw a lot of the outskirts of Bologna. Truly beautiful. Our guide (Tom) had excellent English and truly lovely. The aperitif and snacks were also a welcome addition at the end of the tour. This would be an expensive tour if it was group tour but excellent value as a private tour.

Really enjoyed this. Filippo was a great guide and we went to some different places and drank some great wine! Definitely tried new varieties and learned a lot about wine and Italy! Fully recommend

A fun experience if you are looking for something different. This is strictly a wine tasting tour and a variety of restaurants. This is not a tour that will give you information about the city.

Great experience and a different way to see the beautiful local countryside. Our guides were fantastic, knowledgeable and highly experienced. Highly recommended!